Tech training for teens Saturday in Avon
AVON – The Avon Public Library will offer a technology training and teen trailer demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The training is intended for teachers, teens and their parents to learn about the many types of technology available at libraries, while teens train to create movie trailers for their favorite books. Lunch will be provided, and a video gaming session for teens will follow from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.”Getting teens into libraries is essential,” says Catherine Cifelli, of Avon library. “Offering a variety of technologies and providing education about these resources is key in getting them in the door. Once they’re in the door, anything is possible.” Recent studies from Pew Internet & American Life Project show that, on average, 8-18 year olds spend more than six hours per day using technology including TV, DVDs, video games, audio media, and computers. “Saturday event if part of this week’s Teen Tech Week. “Teen Tech Week is a way for librarians and educators to collaborate with and educate teens about technology,” says Cifelli. “Over the last several years the library’s role in increasing technology literacy has become more and more important, equal to that of reading literacy.”Teen Tech Week is held annually the second week of March. For an updated list of sponsors and supporting organizations, visit http://www.ala.org/teentechweek.